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VDI Simplified: Desktops in the Cloud


This Desktone hosted webinar features IDC's Enterprise Virtualization Software Sr. Analyst Ian Song will discussing how businesses can elevate their desktops to the cloud easily and affordably. …

This Desktone hosted webinar features IDC's Enterprise Virtualization Software Sr. Analyst Ian Song will discussing how businesses can elevate their desktops to the cloud easily and affordably. Desktops are ripe for change. Windows 7 migrations, mobile devices and cost overruns are driving businesses to seek an affordable and flexible alternative. Until now, cost and complexity have been barriers to implementing traditional Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions.

IDC and Desktone discuss the dynamics of the cloud, eliminating barriers to VDI, & benefits of moving desktops to the cloud. By moving desktops to a cloud-hosted service model, instead of an internally deployed and managed data center, companies can realize all the promised benefits of desktop virtualization—centralized management, improved data security and simplified deployment— without the exorbitant cost, limitations or hassles of VDI.

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  • IDC categorizes Client Virtualization consists of four technologies:Centralized Virtual Desktops (CVD, or commonly known as CVD)Distributed Virtual DesktopApplication VirtualizationVirtual User SessionDesktop Virtualization is a subset of Client Virtualization that consists of Centralized Virtual Desktop and Distributed Virtual Desktop
  • 2001 is whenClient Virtualization coming out of the chasm and into the early majority stage
  • Move the stale desktop market to the cloud just as the server market has happenedDesktone’s cloud DaaS model eliminates cost and complexityDesktop clouds give enterprises the full benefits of VDI, without the costs or risksEnterprises outsource the deployment and operationsDaaS reduces the technical expertise required


  • 1. Desktops in the Cloud: VDI Simplified
    Ian Song, Sr. Research Analyst, IDC
    David Grant, Vice President Desktone
  • 2. Interact with us during the Webinar…
    Tweet @Desktone with your questions / comments to interact with us during today’s webinar
    Try a cloud hosted virtual desktop:
  • 3. Technology overview and trend
    Client virtualization limitations
    Desktop cloud overview
    Guidance and summary
    Desktone introduction
  • 4. Client and Desktop Virtualization
    Client Virtualization
    Desktop Virtualization
    Source: IDC
  • 5. State of Desktop Virtualization
    Close to crossing
    Source: Geoffrey Moore’s Crossing the Chasm
  • 6. Drivers for Adoption
    Customer Cases:
    A financial firm securely outsource software development to India with CVD
    A hospital was able to improve doctor’s efficiency through reducing desktop logon time with virtual desktops
    An insurance fund estimated a hardware savings of $1,200 per PC virtualized
    Source: IDC VCC Mutliclient Study 2010
  • 7. CVD Market Snapshot
    • The CVD market is in full growth mode
    • 8. Customer becoming more aware of the capabilities of CVD
    • 9. Most production CVD implementations are in large organizations
    • 10. Much of the growth is driven by incentives
    • 11. Many CVD licenses remains un-deployed for years
    Source: IDC VCC Mutliclient Study 2010
  • 12. Technology overview and trend
    Client virtualization limitations
    Desktop cloud overview
    Guidance and summary
  • 13. Limitations of Client Virtualization
    • High cost of deployment
    • 14. Cost savings take to long to arrive
    • 15. Somewhat complex
    • 16. Solutions not suitable for smaller organization
    • 17. Shared user environment
    • 18. Windows server user experience
    • 19. Highly inflexible
    • 20. Relatively poor performance
    • 21. Not as secure
    Source: IDC
  • 22. Costs of Deploying CVD
    Datacenter Costs:
    • Server hardware
    • 23. Networking hardware
    • 24. Hypervisor license
    • 25. Advanced management software
    • 26. Optimization software
    Storage Costs:
    • Additional physical storage
    • 27. CVD storage optimization
    • 28. Management solution
    Other Costs:
    • HVAC adjustments
    • 29. Additional power consumption
    • 30. Training
    A full CVD environment make less and less financial sense as the target organization becomes smaller and smaller
    Source: IDC
  • 31. Technology overview and trend
    Client virtualization limitations
    Desktop cloud overview
    Guidance and summary
  • 32. Desktop Cloud (Desktop as a Service)
    Source: IDC
  • 33. Benefits of Desktop Cloud
    Organizational benefits
    • Quick to market
    • 34. No onsite infrastructure or expertise necessary
    • 35. No disruption to current datacenter infrastructure
    • 36. Drastically lower the initial CAPEX commitment
    • 37. Better internal virtual machine management
    • 38. Reduced end point costs through BYO model and prolong existing desktop fleet
    • 39. Simplified management
    • 40. End point device agnostic
    • 41. Improved desktop environment flexibility
    End user benefits
    • Enable BYO model
    • 42. Wider variety of support devices
    • 43. Access to desktop anywhere
    • 44. Shorter service request turnaround
    • 45. Less concern about hardware failure, data loss
    • 46. Generally improved satisfaction with company IT
  • 14
    Organization Looking at Desktop Virtualization
    QA3a. How many PCs would you estimate your entire company to have?
    • SMBs and smaller mid-sized companies are very interested in desktop virtualization
    • 47. Existing CVD solutions are not well suited for smaller organizations
    • 48. SMBs typically don’t have the resource or expertise to handle desktop virtualization
    • 49. SMB datacenters are ill-suited to handle the demand of desktop virtualization
    • 50. Desktop cloud can present a cost-effective solution for the SMB segment
    N=208, 2010 IDC VCC Multiclient Study
  • 51. When Does Desktop Cloud Make Sense?
    • Small and medium organization with limited resources
    • 52. Larger organizations for specific use cases
    • 53. Organizations that have remote workers, or offer tele-commute
    • 54. Companies that don’t have a datacenter or an un-virtualized datacenter
    • 55. Companies that want to reduce the complexities of desktop management
    • 56. Companies that want to reduce the overall operational costs of desktop management
    • 57. Companies that don’t have too many specialized applications
  • How to Move to the Desktop Cloud
    Source: IDC
  • 58. Barriers to Desktop Cloud
    • Desktop cloud solution is still a nascent technology
    • 59. Service providers unsure about desktop cloud interests and unwilling to make big datacenter investments
    • 60. User experience across WAN some times not up to par with on-premise CVD solutions
    • 61. There aren’t many options available in terms of hosting flexibilities
    • 62. Confusing Windows licensing
    • 63. Off premise data security still a concern
    • 64. Availability and reliability still unproven
  • 65. 18
    • Existing physical desktop environment can create risk, increase costs and make IT less flexible
    • 66. Desktop virtualization solutions currently available are not well suited for medium and small organizations
    • 67. Cost of implementation is the biggest issue
    • 68. Lack of solutions agility may limit usefulness
    • 69. Desktop cloud can address many shortcomings of desktop virtualization
    • 70. Implementing desktop cloud still requires careful planning, assessment and testing
    • 71. Pick a partner that offers ease to start and scalability to grow
  • ©2009 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Desktone’s Solution
  • 72. … but major BARRIERS exist
    Traditional VDI Reality
    ©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Start upHuge up-front costs
    Many moving partsComplex to design & build
    Operationally intensiveDifficult to maintain
    Is it strategicDo you want to be building and managing data centers
  • 73. Cloud-Based Desktops (DaaS)
    Business Benefits
    Desktop Cloud
    • IT-friendly
    • 74. Device independence
    • 75. Lower TCO
    • 76. Low cash out = low risk
    • 77. 100% customersatisfaction
    From Any Device
    From Any Location
  • 78. VDI vs. Cloud Based Desktops
  • 79. Desktone Overview
    Who we are
    Software company delivering cloud-hosted virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)
    Optimized, tested & deployed with the worlds largest companies and service providers
    Only virtual desktop solution built from the ground up for the cloud/DaaS delivery model
    Solutions Include
    Cloud-hosted desktop service for enterprises -- Desktone Cloud
    Platform for service providers -- Desktone Cloud Platform
    Founded 2007
    Footprint Global
    Partners 15
  • 80. Desktone Delivers
    Client Manages
    How it Works
    • High Performance Network
    • 81. Secure & Compliant
    IT Shared Resources
    • Centralized management & reporting
    • 82. Provisioning on demand
    Network Connection (VPN)
    Remote Display
    End User Devices
    • Personalized desktops
    • 85. Bring your own licenses
    Access Anywhere
    ©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 86. 25
    Ian Song
    Sr. Research Analyst, IDC
    (508) 988-6883
    David Grant
    VP, Desktone
    (978) 710-0170